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Time Remains to File a request for Informal Review of CY 2017 PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment

Posted in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS

QRUR Informal Review Also Available. Physicians and other eligible professionals and practices who failed to meet criteria for satisfactory PQRS reporting in calendar year (CY) 2015 now face a negative 2% adjustment in Medicare Part B payments for CY 2017. Physicians who believe CMS has inappropriately determined that a negative PQRS payment adjustment applies to… Continue Reading

SENATE PASSES H.R. 2, IMMEDIATELY REPEALING THE SGR, EXTENDING 1.0 WORK FLOOR GPCI

Posted in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-CMS, Healthcare costs, MACRA - Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

The Senate passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), on a vote of 92-8. Iowa’s Senators Joni Ernst and Charles Grassley voted in favor of the bill. The Senate considered amendments to the bill as passed by the House, but none were adopted. The H.R. 2 now goes to the President… Continue Reading